Czech Republic: physical activity policy snapshot

This snapshot presents strengths and weaknesses of national physical activity policy actions in the Czech Republic. Compare the Czech Republic with other European countries in our MOVING policy index.

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The Czech Republic implements policy actions in just over half of the MOVING framework, with no policy area achieving higher than a fair assessment. Three policy areas achieved this assessment: initiatives that promote physical activity in schools, community and recreation (M), physical activity opportunities in the workplace and training (O), and increasing physical activity through public communication which builds behaviour change skills (N).

Weaknesses are highlighted throughout the framework; therefore, action is needed to improve all policy areas. Improvements are needed in physical activity in schools and for all ages and abilities (M), physical activity in the workplace (O), public awareness campaigns (N) and providing physical activity training in primary care (G). Gaps were identified in a lack of physical activity in and outside the classroom and community initiatives (M), alongside an absence of physical activity guidelines (N).

No policy action was identified in 2 out of the 6 policy areas of MOVING therefore, implementation in policy areas V and G should be prioritised. This includes active design guidelines (V), and physical activity training in healthcare settings (G).

Download a full analysis and breakdown of the Czech Republic’s results (pdf, English)

This country snapshot presents detailed results of the MOVING policy index for the Czech Republic. Full index results are outlined in the MOVING policy brief (pdf), which compares the Czech Republic with other European countries and explains the methods for producing this snapshot and the index.

The index assesses if national government policy actions exist across all areas of the MOVING framework and, if so, how well designed they are. We produced this assessment by benchmarking policies from the Czech Republic, collected through a comprehensive scan. You can view all benchmarked policies in our MOVING database.

Overview of physical activity policy status in the Czech Republic

Czech Republic MOVING overview

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